FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — One Fort Wayne man is celebrating a major milestone surrounded by family spanning four generations.
Family of Richard "Dick" Friend traveled from across the country to celebrate his 100th birthday over the weekend.
Friend is a World War II veteran with over 20 great-grandchildren.
He says he never thought he’d make it to triple digits, but he’s grateful he’s been able to stay active all these years.
"Just enjoy the things that you do. Enjoy the people. I always like to talk to the people, and I go places, and I just enjoy doing that," Friend said.
And he is still going strong. He recently got his driver's license renewed, and he says he keeps his brain sharp by reading and balancing his own checkbook.